Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works

Thomas Rowland & Sons Shovel Works (HMPVT)

Location: Cheltenham, PA 19012 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.577', W 75° 5.77'

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High quality shovels and spades were produced at the Rowland Mill complex near here, founded by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. in 1795. The millworks, operated until 1901 by the Rowland family, gained an international reputation and helped to establish the value of American manufactured goods abroad. The Rowland house here remains one of the last surviving late 18th century structures associated with early American hardware production.
Year Placed2006
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 491798 N 4434378
Decimal Degrees40.05961667, -75.09616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.577', W 75° 5.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 34.62" N, 75° 5' 46.20" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300 Ashbourne Rd, Cheltenham PA 19012, US
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